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Pappas Law Library Blog

Pappas Law Library Blog

From the Boston University School of Law.

http://bulawinteractive.org/libraryblog/
  • Jan 27

    UPDATE on Library closing due to weather.

    UPDATE on Library closing due to weather.
    BU Law will remain closed Wednesday on January 28th due to the inclement weather. For up-to-the minute updates you may call: 617-353-SNOW or in case of emergency the BU Police department at 617-353-2121.  
  • Jan 26

    Campus Closing Due to Weather

    Campus Closing Due to Weather
    The Charles River and Medical Center campuses are closing at 5 p.m. today and will remain closed all day on Tuesday. For more information and updates, check these sources: BU Today School of Law home page Boston University main page BU Today…
  • Jan 23

    Statutory Research in Print Certification Cla

    Statutory Research in Print Certification Cla
    Curious about why many lawyers prefer statutory research in print?  Hoping to brush up your skills before beginning a new internship or job?  The Statutory Research in Print certification class will help you become more familiar…
Rank this Week: 3247

Boston Injury Lawyer Blog

Boston Injury Lawyer Blog

Discusses boating, car, motorcycle, and pedestrian accidents. By Altman& Altman.

http://www.bostoninjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 27

    Massachusetts Wrongful Death Lawsuit Blaming MIT for Student’s Suicide Moves Closer to a Civil Trial

    Massachusetts Wrongful Death Lawsuit Blaming MIT for Student’s Suicide Moves Closer to a Civil Trial
    A Middlesex Superior Court judge has denied the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s request to dismiss the Cambridge, MA wrongful death case filed by the family of Han Duy Nguyen. The doctoral student, who suffered from mental…
  • Jan 26

    Two Commuters Injured When Billerica Train Platform Collapse

    Two Commuters Injured When Billerica Train Platform Collapse
    Two people were injured on Friday night when a platform overhand at the North Billerica commuter rail station collapsed as passengers exited a Lowell-bound train, The Lowell Sun reported. According to MBTA Transit Police Lieutenant Richard…
  • Jan 23

    Ex-Stevenson University Student Files $4M Hazing Lawsuit Against Kappa Alpha Psi

    Ex-Stevenson University Student Files $4M Hazing Lawsuit Against Kappa Alpha Psi
    Johnny Powell II, who recently graduated from Stevenson University, is suing the Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity for $4 million. The 22-year-old claims that the members of the historically black fraternity house beat him so brutally that he needed…
Rank this Week: 427

Massachusetts Social Security…

Massachusetts Social Security Disability Lawyers Blog

Comments on Massachusetts social security disability law. By Jeffrey S. Glassman

http://www.massachusettssocialsecuritydisabilitylawyersblog.com/
  • Jan 27

    Rand Paul Says Many Receiving SSDI Benefits Gaming System

    Rand Paul Says Many Receiving SSDI Benefits Gaming System
    With the upcoming war in Congress over whether to increase funding to the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program, the issue is getting a lot of press. Recently, according to a news article from MSNBC, Senator Rand Paul has gone…
  • Jan 25

    Social Security Benefits for Disabled Veteran

    Social Security Benefits for Disabled Veteran
    With all the troops forward deployed to places like Iraq and Afghanistan during the global war on terror, we are seeing more and more young men and women returning home from the battlefield with severe and permanent disabilities. Some of…
  • Jan 23

    Social Security Disability Claims Proce

    Social Security Disability Claims Proce
    Much of the news coverage about the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program deals with the upcoming budget shortage, which may reduce benefits by 20 percent by 2016 should congress fail to act. However, a recent news article from…
Rank this Week: 3071

Boston Personal Injury Attorney…

Boston Personal Injury Attorney Blog

Covers car accidents, work injuries and nursing home neglect. By Jeffrey S. Glassman.

http://www.bostonpersonalinjuryattorneyblog.com/
  • Jan 27

    MBTA Inspector Leaves Accident Scene

    MBTA Inspector Leaves Accident Scene
    According to a recent news article from NECN, a twenty-year-veteran MBTA inspector allegedly crashed a company vehicle into a bus operated by the T, and then was allowed to the leave the scene of the accident without submitting to drug or…
  • Jan 25

    13-Year-Old Dies in Skiing Accident in Massachusett

    13-Year-Old Dies in Skiing Accident in Massachusett
    Skiing is a very popular winter sport, especially in New England. While skiing can be a lot of fun, accidents can occur. Many of the accidents are what one might consider normal skiing accidents such as falling when getting off a chairlift…
  • Jan 24

    New England Man Seriously Injured in Snowmobile Accident

    New England Man Seriously Injured in Snowmobile Accident
    Every winter in Massachusetts and throughout New England, people head outdoors and look for fun family activities to do in the cold snowy weather. One of the more popular winter activities is riding a snowmobile. While some are lucky…
Rank this Week: 741

Et Seq. - The Harvard Law School…

Et Seq. - The Harvard Law School Library Blog

Covers library legal issues, legal information sources, and notices for the Harvard Law community. From the law librarians of Harvard Law School.

http://etseq.law.harvard.edu/
  • Jan 27

    Time to update your Westlaw password

    Time to update your Westlaw password
    Westlaw is requiring users to set new passwords during the week of February 1. This includes all HLS faculty, staff, and students (unless you registered for Westlaw after October 7.) If you change your password now, you won’t…
  • Jan 26

    New on HeinOnline: author profile

    New on HeinOnline: author profile
    Authors of law journal articles may be interested in a new feature at HeinOnline: Author Profile Pages, which show a list of works affiliated with a given author, as well as citation and access statistics, similar to those at…
  • Jan 26

    Faculty Book Talk: Cass Sunstein’s Wiser: Going Beyond Groupthink to Make Better Decisions, Wed. Feb. 11 at noon

    Faculty Book Talk: Cass Sunstein’s Wiser: Going Beyond Groupthink to Make Better Decisions, Wed. Feb. 11 at noon
    The Harvard Law School Library staff invites you to attend a book talk and panel discussion in celebration of  Professor Cass Sunstein’s recently published book with Reid Hastie, Wiser: Going Beyond Groupthink to…
Rank this Week: 2115

Massachusetts Real Estate Lawyer…

Massachusetts Real Estate Lawyer Blog

Covers construction, foreclosure, real estate and property law. By Pulgini & Norton, LLP Attorneys at Law.

http://www.massachusettsrealestatelawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 2413

Boston Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Boston Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy law issues. By the Law Office of Neil Burns.

http://www.bostonbankruptcylawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 27

    Are Debts Really Discharged In Bankruptcy?

    Are Debts Really Discharged In Bankruptcy?
    Of course the answer is yes, absolutely, by federal law.  However, some questionable practices exist among banks and collection agencies which, according to lawsuits filed about the country, prey on those who do not know their rights. If…
  • Jan 21

    Television’s “Real Housewives” Star Convicted of Fraud and Bankruptcy

    Television’s “Real Housewives” Star Convicted of Fraud and Bankruptcy
    TV star Teresa Giudice was convicted of fraud in the filing of her federal personal bankruptcy petition and has been sentenced to prison.  How did this happen?  We don’t follow this tv show but we learned that when Giudice…
  • Jan 2

    Bankruptcy and How to Improve Your Credit Score in The New Year

    Bankruptcy and How to Improve Your Credit Score in The New Year
    Many of our Massachusetts bankruptcy clients ask how much will a chapter 7 bankruptcy harm their credit score.  Will it really stay on my credit report for ten years?  Will I be unable to get credit during that time? While the fact…
Rank this Week: 1468

JoelHSchwartz Law Firm Blog

JoelHSchwartz Law Firm Blog

Covers personal injury law in Boston.

http://www.joelhschwartz.com/blog/
  • Jan 27

    Man’s Best Friend can be Unfriendly

    Man’s Best Friend can be Unfriendly
    Most dogs are friendly and lovable. Furthermore, most owners realize the importance of safety. For this reason, most dogs that are unfriendly are kept away from situations that could turn harmful. There are times when a dog attacks, often…
  • Jan 23

    Ruby Tuesday Hit with Sex Discrimination Lawsuit

    Ruby Tuesday Hit with Sex Discrimination Lawsuit
    Discrimination in the workplace remains a problem in the United States, with many companies crossing the line and breaking the law. Ruby Tuesday is one of the most well known casual dining restaurants in the country, with more than 800…
  • Jan 20

    These Bicycle Accident Statistics Concern Many

    These Bicycle Accident Statistics Concern Many
    Are you the type of person who enjoys jumping on your bike and taking a ride? It doesn’t matter who you are or where you are traveling, nothing changes the fact that your safety is priority number one. Unfortunately, bicycle accidents…
Rank this Week: 3331

Massachusetts Criminal Attorney…

Massachusetts Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers criminal law. By Spring & Spring.

http://www.massachusettscriminalattorney-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 2961

Whistleblower Lawyer News

Whistleblower Lawyer News

Covers whistleblower and government law. By Law Offices of Jeffrey A. Newman & Associates.

http://www.whistleblowerlawyernews.com/
Rank this Week: 1043

Maritime Law Blog

Maritime Law Blog

Covers cruise ship passenger and crew member injuries, boating injuries, yachting injuries and commercial fishermen claims. By Brais, Brais & Rusak.

http://www.maritimelawblog.net/
  • Jan 26

    New Cruise Line Sexual Assault and Rape Reporting Law Champions Openne

    New Cruise Line Sexual Assault and Rape Reporting Law Champions Openne
    A new federal law passed earlier this month that requires the Department of Transportation to report crimes allegedly committed onboard a cruise ship. The new law is quite a departure from its predecessor, the Cruise Vessel Security and…
  • Jan 25

    Miami Boat Accident Sends Passenger to the Hospital

    Miami Boat Accident Sends Passenger to the Hospital
    Miami law enforcement is investigating a boat accident that sent one passenger to the hospital. It appears from facts reported from various new sources that nine people -- five women and four men between the ages of 18 and 24 -- were aboard…
  • Jan 23

    New Law Forces Cruise Lines to Conduct Lifesaving Drills Sooner

    New Law Forces Cruise Lines to Conduct Lifesaving Drills Sooner
    Cruise lines operating international passenger voyages are now required to conduct muster / lifeboat drills before or shortly after the voyage begins. The Convention of the Safety of Life at Sea (commonly known as SOLAS) requires such drills…
Rank this Week: 786

Boston Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Boston Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Published by Jeffrey S. Glassman

http://www.boston-car-accident-lawyer-blog.com/
  • Jan 26

    One Dead and Two Seriously Injured in Brockton Car Accident

    One Dead and Two Seriously Injured in Brockton Car Accident
    Many car owners choose (or can only afford) to purchase the minimum amount of insurance coverage required by state law. In the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the mandatory minimum liability insurance required is $20,000 per personal injury…
  • Jan 24

    Passengers Trapped in Smoke-Filled DC Metro Train

    Passengers Trapped in Smoke-Filled DC Metro Train
    Everyday in cities across America, millions of people rely on public transportation to take them to and from work. In cities like Boston, people ride the "T," because they may not own a car, don't want to pay for parking or realize it may be…
  • Jan 22

    Protesters Block Ambulance from Taking Car Accident Victim to Hospital

    Protesters Block Ambulance from Taking Car Accident Victim to Hospital
    According to a recent news article from Boston Herald, an 83-year-old man who was the victim of a serious car crash, was in an ambulance being rushed to the hospital when the vehicle was stopped by protesters who had chained themselves to…
Rank this Week: 4988

Law and the Environment

Law and the Environment

Covers environmental law issues, including CERCLA, climate change, permitting, and renewable energy. By Foley Hoag LLP.

http://www.lawandenvironment.com/
  • Jan 26

    Coming Soon to a Settlement Near You: Next Generation Compliance

    Coming Soon to a Settlement Near You: Next Generation Compliance
    In a memorandum issued earlier this month, EPA Assistant Administrator for Enforcement Cynthia Giles encouraged use by EPA staff of “Next Generation Compliance Tools” in civil settlements.  Some of the tools are more…
  • Jan 23

    The Need For Expert Evidence To Make Out An Innocent Landowner Defense Under CERCLA

    The Need For Expert Evidence To Make Out An Innocent Landowner Defense Under CERCLA
    As every litigator knows, evidence almost always tells a story that is untidy and riddled with loose ends.  This was illustrated by a recent innocent landowner case in California — Coppola v. Smith. …
  • Jan 17

    No Arranger Liability For Sale of A New Hazardous Substance

    No Arranger Liability For Sale of A New Hazardous Substance
    Relying on the 2009 Supreme Court decision in Burlington Northern, the Fifth Circuit recently overtuned a CERCLA liability finding against a supplier of perchloroethylene.  Vine Street LLC v. Borg Warner…
Rank this Week: 3975

Product Liability Lawyer Blog

Product Liability Lawyer Blog

Covers products liability and medical malpractice. By Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman, LLC.

http://www.productliabilitylawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 25

    Flyers Defenseman Kimmo Timonen Taking Xarelto to Help Get Back on Ice

    Flyers Defenseman Kimmo Timonen Taking Xarelto to Help Get Back on Ice
    Philadelphia flyers Defenseman, Kimmo Timonen hopes to recover from a serious clotting disorder to a point, which will allow him to get back on the ice. According to a recent news article from Courier-Post, Timonen has been unable to play…
  • Jan 24

    New Injection May help Reduce Pain of Total Knee Replacement Surgery

    New Injection May help Reduce Pain of Total Knee Replacement Surgery
    Even a completely successful knee replacement surgery procedure will involve a great deal of pain and suffering as the patient heals from his or her wound and builds up strength. According to a recent news article from HCP Live, a new…
  • Jan 22

    Pirates Manager to be "Hippest Cat in Town" After Second Surgery

    Pirates Manager to be "Hippest Cat in Town" After Second Surgery
    It was previously reported after the end of baseball season, Pirates manager, Clint Hurdle, had a total hip replacement. His struggles with arthritis were well known to baseball fans as the beloved manager could barely stand in the dugout…
Rank this Week: 1789

Boston Drunk Driving Accident…

Boston Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer Blog

Covers drunk driving in Massachusetts. By the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman LLC.

http://www.bostondrunkdrivingaccidentlawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 25

    Stay Safe from Drunk Drivers this Super Bowl Sunday

    Stay Safe from Drunk Drivers this Super Bowl Sunday
    Super Bowl Sunday is a lot of people's favorite day of the year. You may be hosting your own party or going to one of the many Super Bowl parties hosted by friends and family. While the day can be a lot of fun, for many that fun involves…
  • Jan 23

    Man Arrested for DUI on New Years' Eve Says Everyone Does It

    Man Arrested for DUI on New Years' Eve Says Everyone Does It
    Every year around the holidays, we tend to see more drunk drivers out on the roads. New Year's Eve probably has more drunk drivers on the road at any given time than any other day during the holiday season. Many people spend the day…
  • Jan 21

    East Boston Power Lines Taken Out by Drunk Driver

    East Boston Power Lines Taken Out by Drunk Driver
    According to a news article in the Boston Herald, a suspected drunk driver crashed his car into a series of equipment operated by the utility company in East Boston. The alleged drunk driving accident occurred around 4 a.m. Witnesses…
Rank this Week: 835

Maritime & Boating Accident Lawyer…

Maritime & Boating Accident Lawyer News

Covers boating accident and fishermen injury news. by Brais, Brais & Rusak.

http://news.braislaw.com/
  • Jan 25

    Court Allows Punitive Damages Claim against NCL & NCL America in a Personal Injury Case

    Court Allows Punitive Damages Claim against NCL & NCL America in a Personal Injury Case
    A Miami-Dade court this week has allowed Brais, Brais & Rusak's client to bring a punitive damages claim against NCL and NCL America. In this case, our client suffered significant cervical and neurological injuries when she fell after…
  • Jan 18

    Injured Minnesota Cruise Passenger Hires BBR Law Firm

    Injured Minnesota Cruise Passenger Hires BBR Law Firm
    The cruise injury law firm of Brais, Brais & Rusak filed a lawsuit against Royal Caribbean Curies for injuries sustained on a tour excursion. The Complaint filed in Federal Court alleges a Minnesota couple decided to take an East Asian…
  • Dec 30

    Injured Viking River Cruise Passenger Retains Brais, Brais & Rusak Law Firm

    Injured Viking River Cruise Passenger Retains Brais, Brais & Rusak Law Firm
    The cruise injury law firm of Brais, Brais & Rusak has been retained to represent a Texas woman who was injured while on a Viking river cruise. The incident occurred when a rope was not properly secured causing the woman to trip and…
Rank this Week: 1094

Corporate Social Responsibility…

Corporate Social Responsibility and the Law

Covers corporate governance, human rights, trade and transparency. By Foley Hoag LLP.

http://www.csrandthelaw.com
Rank this Week: 3955

Mass. LOMAP: Law Practice Advisor

Mass. LOMAP: Law Practice Advisor

Provides resources, tips, and substantive advice to attorneys, focused on those licensed in Massachusetts, to help establish and institutionalize professional office practices. By Director Rodney Dowell, and LPA Jared Correia, Esq.

http://masslomap.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 25

    Secure Your Data: Part 2, Top Digital Data Security Tip

    Secure Your Data: Part 2, Top Digital Data Security Tip
      In my first post of this series on securing your data, I addressed the Massachusetts Data Privacy Laws, which provide standards for businesses that keep certain types of personal information. Part of the my discussion followed the…
  • Jan 17

    Advanced Placement: How To Locate Your Law Practice

    Advanced Placement: How To Locate Your Law Practice
    View image | gettyimages.com   Even in an increasingly cloud-based world, physical location still matters. The cloud itself, after all, is really just access to remote servers, hosted by someone, somewhere . . . hopefully not in North…
  • Jan 9

    Gadgets and Gizmos of the Year – Technolawyer NewsWire’s Top Products of 2014

    Gadgets and Gizmos of the Year – Technolawyer NewsWire’s Top Products of 2014
    The year 2014 brought us major products like Apple’s iPhone 6 and Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3, but what about legal-specific products? Well, fortunately, Neil Squillante of TechnoLawyer (TL) has that…
Rank this Week: 4941

Boston Sexual Abuse Lawyer Blog

Boston Sexual Abuse Lawyer Blog

Published By Fogelman and Fogelman LLC

http://www.bostonsexualabuselawyer.com/
  • Jan 24

    YWCA Receives Grant to Combat Sexual Abuse

    YWCA Receives Grant to Combat Sexual Abuse
    The YWCA of Western Massachusetts has received a substantial grant to fight domestic violence and sexual abuse. The nearly $1 million dollar grant comes from the U.S. Department of Justice. It will be distributed over a three year…
  • Jan 21

    Uber driver indicted in alleged kidnapping, rape

    Uber driver indicted in alleged kidnapping, rape
    The Boston Globe reports that a Boston Uber driver was indicted on charges that he allegedly kidnapped and raped a female passenger in December, according to authorities. Alejandro Done, 46, is charged with kidnapping, three counts of…
  • Jan 19

    Revere man sentenced for rape

    Revere man sentenced for rape
    A Revere man has been sentenced to 2½ years in jail after being convicted of raping a 12-year-old Leominster girl in 2012. Eduardo Varanda was ordered in Worcester Superior Court to serve two years, with the balance suspended for five…
Rank this Week: 163

Mesothelioma Lawyers Blog

Mesothelioma Lawyers Blog

Covers legal issues surrounding asbestos exposure and mesothelioma. By Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman LLC.

http://www.mesotheliomalawyers-blog.com/
  • Jan 24

    Bankrupt Asbestos Producer Sets Aside $375.5 Million for Future Mesothelioma Victim

    Bankrupt Asbestos Producer Sets Aside $375.5 Million for Future Mesothelioma Victim
    For much of last century, asbestos producers reaped huge profits from making and selling a product they knew to be deadly to workers and consumers. Humans have used asbestos for thousands of years because it is cheap to mine and naturally…
  • Jan 22

    New Medical Procedure for Mesothelioma Patient

    New Medical Procedure for Mesothelioma Patient
    Not only is mesothelioma extremely deadly, there is often very little doctors can to do help a patient diagnosed with this form of cancer. In fact, some of the most commonly used forms of surgical intervention can actually create more tumors…
  • Jan 20

    Massachusetts Attorney General Sues over Asbestos Removal

    Massachusetts Attorney General Sues over Asbestos Removal
    Asbestos removal or "abatement" as the process is called in the industry is an expensive ordeal, which must be performed by trained professionals who are certified to remove the hazardous material. Workers must be provided with proper…
Rank this Week: 1740

Boston Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Boston Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Reports on Massachusetts car accidents. By Altman & Altman LLP.

http://www.bostoncaraccidentlawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 23

    Plymouth, MA Woman Injured In Big Rig Truck Accident Involving Detached Trailer

    Plymouth, MA Woman Injured In Big Rig Truck Accident Involving Detached Trailer
    A Plymouth, Massachusetts woman now has to undergo physical therapy after she was involved in a truck accident involving a runaway trailer. Patricia Jordan was driving an SUV when the trailer, which had detached from the truck after the…
  • Jan 16

    Rider Sustains Leg Injury in Framingham, MA Bicycle Accident

    Rider Sustains Leg Injury in Framingham, MA Bicycle Accident
    A male bicyclist sustained a serious injury to his leg when he was involved in a Framingham, MA traffic crash with a car. Police said that after the vehicle struck the rider he was thrown onto the car’s hood and windshield before…
  • Jan 9

    More Than A Dozen Hospitalized After Plymouth, MA Bus Accident

    More Than A Dozen Hospitalized After Plymouth, MA Bus Accident
    15 Plymouth elementary school students were transported to a local hospital after being involved in a school bus accident late yesterday afternoon. The West Elementary School bus was involved in the crash with a small sedan (which suffered…
Rank this Week: 1427

MBBP's Good Company

MBBP's Good Company

Covers news, events and developments in business, intellectual property, employment law. By Morse, Barnes-Brown & Pendleton.

http://blogmbbp.wordpress.com
  • Jan 23

    Court Outlines Requirements for Insider Trading Case

    Court Outlines Requirements for Insider Trading Case
    By: Mark Tarallo In a decision dated December 10, 2014, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals clarified its position on insider trading cases where the discloser of the information committed no crime.  In US v. Newman, the Court addressed…
  • Jan 23

    Tax Alert – February 2, 2015 Deadline for Information Reporting with Respect to Exercised Incentive Stock Option

    Tax Alert – February 2, 2015 Deadline for Information Reporting with Respect to Exercised Incentive Stock Option
    Action May Be Required Corporations, both publicly and privately held, that transferred stock in 2014 pursuant to the exercise of incentive stock options (ISOs) are required to report each transfer to both the IRS and the exercising person.…
  • Jan 21

    MBBP Welcomes Attorneys Brian Assessor and Callie Pioli

    MBBP Welcomes Attorneys Brian Assessor and Callie Pioli
    MBBP is pleased to announce that Callie Pioli and Brian Assessor have joined the firm as associates. Brian is a Registered Patent Attorney, specializing in patent prosecution, patent searching, and related counseling. His practice focuses on…
Rank this Week: 1459

Boston Injury Lawyer Blog

Boston Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Injury Law. By Sugarman & Sugarman, P.C.

http://www.bostoninjurylawyer-blog.com/
  • Jan 23

    Trial Lawyers in Massachusetts are Preparing for Attorney-Conducted Voir Dire

    Trial Lawyers in Massachusetts are Preparing for Attorney-Conducted Voir Dire
    Massachusetts will soon join the majority of other states in permitting personal injury attorneys (and pro se parties) to conduct voir dire during the jury empanelment process. Superior Court Standing Order 1-15 allows attorneys to directly…
  • Jan 7

    SRE - Hospital "Never Events"

    SRE - Hospital "Never Events"
    Unfortunately, injuries in hospitals are all too common. One class of such injuries has been labeled as "never events", a term used to describe medical errors that should never happen under any circumstances. The Massachusetts Department of…
  • Dec 9

    2014 Holiday Safe Shopping Guide

    2014 Holiday Safe Shopping Guide
    With Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday just behind us, and only 16 shopping days until Christmas, many people will be putting on comfortable shoes and heading to the malls and brick and mortar stores to check off everyone…
Rank this Week: 3126

Boston Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Boston Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Boston car accidents and brain injuries. By Sheff Law.

http://www.boston-personal-injury-lawyer-blog.com/
  • Jan 23

    MAN SERIOUSLY INJURED ON THE MASS PIKE WHEN AIRBORNE WHEEL CRASHES INTO HIS VEHICLE

    MAN SERIOUSLY INJURED ON THE MASS PIKE WHEN AIRBORNE WHEEL CRASHES INTO HIS VEHICLE
    A driver was injured Friday on the Massachusetts Turnpike when a tire fell off another car, went airborne, and crashed into the driver's vehicle. The driver was taken to Beth Israel Hospital where he is recovering from serious injuries. The…
  • Dec 14

    THREE-CAR CRASH IN ANDOVER LEAVES ONE DEAD

    THREE-CAR CRASH IN ANDOVER LEAVES ONE DEAD
    A North Reading man is dead after an overnight three-car crash on Interstate 93 south in Andover, MA on Nov. 14th, according to authorities. The accident occurred just before 1:00am Friday morning near the area of Exit 41. According to an…
  • Nov 30

    MAN PARALYZED IN WORKPLACE ACCIDENT AWARDED $21.7 MILLION

    MAN PARALYZED IN WORKPLACE ACCIDENT AWARDED $21.7 MILLION
    Hugo Hernandez Palomino, an employee of Pepco in Baltimore, MD, sustained a severe neck injury at a Pepco work site in 2013. Mr. Palomino was working on the construction of scaffolding, when he came into contact with a transformer that hit…
Rank this Week: 3309

Massachusetts Workers'…

Massachusetts Workers' Compensation Lawyer Blog

Covers construction accidents and workplace fraud. By Altman & Altman, LLP.

http://www.massachusettsworkerscompensationlawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 23

    MA Contractors Exposed Workers to Fatal Falls During Renovation Project

    MA Contractors Exposed Workers to Fatal Falls During Renovation Project
    Four contractors were exposed to potentially fatal falls of up to 40 feet at an Easthampton jobsite, due to a lack of protective measures/equipment, an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health…
  • Jan 22

    Jury Awards $7.7M Mesothelioma Lawsuit to School Bus Driver’s Widow

    Jury Awards $7.7M Mesothelioma Lawsuit to School Bus Driver’s Widow
    The widow of a man who was exposed to asbestos while working as a school bus driver for nearly four decades has been awarded a $7.7 million mesothelioma verdict. The driver, Lewis Nash, became exposed to the fibrous materials during the time…
  • Jan 15

    Liberty Mutual Study Names Overexertion, Falls Accidents As The Leading Causes of Work Injuries in '12

    Liberty Mutual Study Names Overexertion, Falls Accidents As The Leading Causes of Work Injuries in '12
    According to Liberty Research Institute for Safety’s 2014 Workplace Safety Index, the five leading causes of work injuries in 2012 were behind approximately 65% of all workers’ compensation expenses. The research examined claims…
Rank this Week: 4417

Legal Malpractice Lawyer Blog

Legal Malpractice Lawyer Blog

Covers legal ethics and law practice. By Keith L. Miller, Esq.

http://www.legalmalpracticelawyer.com/
Rank this Week: 1947

Boston Lawyer Blog

Boston Lawyer Blog

Covers litigation, criminal and employment law. By Zalkind Duncan & Bernstein LLP.

http://www.bostonlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1610

Boston Workers Compensation Lawyer…

Boston Workers Compensation Lawyer Blog

Covers workers compensation. By Carney Law Firm.

http://www.bostonworkerscompensationlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2362

Massachusetts Workers'…

Massachusetts Workers' Compensation Lawyer Blog

Covers insurance, injury and accident law and workers' compensation. By Pulgini & Norton, LLP Attorneys at Law.

http://massachusettsworkerscompensationlawyer-blog.com
Rank this Week: 2411

Boston Accident Injury Lawyer Blog

Boston Accident Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers accidents, commercial litigation and insurance bad faith. By Keith L. Miller.

http://www.bostonaccidentinjurylawyer.com/
  • Jan 22

    Avon, Massachusetts: Cambridge Man Killed in 2 Car Accident on Route 24

    Avon, Massachusetts: Cambridge Man Killed in 2 Car Accident on Route 24
    January 22, 2015: Last Sunday morning, January 18, 2015, Winchel Auburg, 41, of Cambridge, Massachusetts, died as the result of serious personal injuries sustained when the car he was driving collided with another vehicle.  The accident…
  • Jan 8

    Westborough, Massachusetts: Victims of Fatal Crash Identified as Randolph Resident

    Westborough, Massachusetts: Victims of Fatal Crash Identified as Randolph Resident
    January 7, 2015: Last Thursday, January 1, Clarice Felix, 18, and Dave Virgile, 27, both of Randolph, Massachusetts, died as a result of personal injuries sustained when a car they were riding in collided with a truck on the Massachusetts…
  • Dec 16

    Belchertown, Massachusetts: Victim of Fatal Accident Identified

    Belchertown, Massachusetts: Victim of Fatal Accident Identified
    December 16, 2014: On Sunday morning, Keely Walsh, 18, of Lancaster, Massachusetts, died as the result of serious personal injuries sustained as a passenger in a car, which collided with a tree.  The driver was a 23 year old male, whose…
Rank this Week: 634

Defense Litigation Insider

Defense Litigation Insider

Covers complex litigation issues. By Cooley Manion Jones.

http://www.defenselitigationinsider.com
Rank this Week: 3996

Murphy's Law Blog

Murphy's Law Blog

Covers elder law, estate planning and probate. By Noreen Murphy.

http://www.noreenmurphylaw.com/blog/
  • Jan 21

    Happy Days Come with Age

    Happy Days Come with Age
    Ezekiel Emanuel, the famous bioethicist and Ivy League professor, recently wrote an essay explaining why he’d like to die around age 75. For many, he reasons, it’s all downhill from there. Better to leave life in good shape and on…
  • Jan 14

    Not Your Grandmother’s Long-Term Care

    Not Your Grandmother’s Long-Term Care
    I always love to see major media outlets shine a light on elder care. Not long ago, “The Today Show” aired a wonderful segment about long-term care, encouraging young people to take it seriously and start learning about it now.…
  • Jan 7

    A Real-Life Neverland for the Elderly

    A Real-Life Neverland for the Elderly
    Loma Linda, CA: Where Older People Stay Young View image | gettyimages.com We’ve all read stories about places where people never grow up. They stay young, strong, healthy, and always alive. Just last month, NBC raked in millions of…
Rank this Week: 3944

Boston Criminal Lawyer Blog

Boston Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers topics such as felonies, violent crime, assault and battery, drug offenses, as well as wrongful convictions. By Altman & Altman.

http://www.bostoncriminallawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 747

Immigration Blog

Immigration Blog

Covers US immigration laws and policies. By Maged & Rost.

http://blog.immigrantconnect.com
  • Jan 20

    L-1 VISAS FOR INTRACOMPANY TRANSFEREES: A GENERAL OVERVIEW

    L-1 VISAS FOR INTRACOMPANY TRANSFEREES: A GENERAL OVERVIEW
    By:  Emily Pierce, Associate Attorney at Maged Rost L-1 visas for intracompany transferees are popular options for some foreign nationals who would like to work for a US affiliate of the foreign company temporarily.[1] This article…
  • Jan 13

    VISA BULLETIN FOR FEBRUARY 2015

    VISA BULLETIN FOR FEBRUARY 2015
    The Visa Bulletin for February 2015 is now available. Please visit our firm’’s websites at www.immigrantconnect.com and www.americaninvestorvisa.com.
  • Jan 12

    NOW IS THE TIME TO START CAP-SUBJECT H-1B PLANNING FOR FY-2016

    NOW IS THE TIME TO START CAP-SUBJECT H-1B PLANNING FOR FY-2016
    It is that time of year again. On April 1, 2015, the USCIS will again begin accepting petitions for cap-subject and Master-cap H-1Bs for FY-2016. The fiscal year for 2016 begins October 1, 2015, the earliest start date that may be requested…
Rank this Week: 611

Security, Privacy and The Law

Security, Privacy and The Law

Covers information security and privacy issues. By Foley Hoag LLP.

http://www.securityprivacyandthelaw.com
  • Jan 20

    One More New Year’s Resolution: Change Your Passwords Before Groundhog Day

    One More New Year’s Resolution: Change Your Passwords Before Groundhog Day
    The SplashData list of worst passwords of 2014 was just published, and it looks very similar to the list in 2013, 2012, 2011, etc.: Rank Password Change from 2013 1 123456 No Change 2 password No Change 3 12345 Up 17 4 12345678 Down 1 5…
  • Jan 15

    The Outlook for 2015

    The Outlook for 2015
    Data privacy and security have never been more top of mind for business than they are right now. As I noted in this article in Law360: “The outlook in 2015 is that we’ll have more breaches, but I think we’ll also continue…
  • Dec 15

    Medical Billing Provider and its Former CEO Settle FTC Charges That They Misled Consumers About Collection of Personal Health Data

    Medical Billing Provider and its Former CEO Settle FTC Charges That They Misled Consumers About Collection of Personal Health Data
    In an age when many of us briskly scroll through website terms and conditions and check, “I agree” without thinking, how should businesses design their websites to obtain proper authorization to access users’ sensitive…
Rank this Week: 3862

Musings of a Massachusetts Estate…

Musings of a Massachusetts Estate Lawyer

Focuses on estate planning, probate and corporation law in Massachusetts. By David E. Peterson.

http://blog.deplawfirm.com/
  • Jan 20

    Four Reasons to Own Life Insurance

    Four Reasons to Own Life Insurance
      Let’s face it: most people are averse to life insurance. For permanent policies, the premiums are high, and the payouts typically don’t happen until you die. Couple that with the fact that many life insurance agents are…
  • Jan 6

    How Wealthy People Avoid Estate Taxe

    How Wealthy People Avoid Estate Taxe
    The Basics The estate and gift tax is a tax on the transfer of wealth from one generation to the next. The tax is levied when a transfer occurs, which by lifetime gift, or upon death. The estate and gift tax rates start low. The Massachusetts…
  • Dec 26

    Your New Year’s Resolution Starts with a Phone Call (or email).

    Your New Year’s Resolution Starts with a Phone Call (or email).
    The holiday season is a time of great religious and economic significance. And even in our busy lives, it is a time for reflection. For many of us, the fruits of our reflection are our annual resolutions: to become healthier, to spend more…
Rank this Week: 1752

Boston ERISA & Insurance…

Boston ERISA & Insurance Litigation Blog

Covers ERISA, insurance coverage, and insurance bad faith. By Stephen Rosenberg.

http://www.bostonerisalaw.com/
  • Jan 20

    ACI's 9th National Forum on ERISA Litigation

    ACI's 9th National Forum on ERISA Litigation
    The American Conference Institute (ACI) hosts a comprehensive ERISA litigation conference twice a year, in New York in October and in Chicago in April. Fall in Manhattan and spring in Chicago. What’s not to like? Beyond that though, the…
  • Jan 14

    How Do You Win an ERISA Estoppel Claim in the First Circuit?

    How Do You Win an ERISA Estoppel Claim in the First Circuit?
    I wanted to take advantage of the cold, dark, peaceful days of mid-January (do New Englanders still grow up reading Ethan Frome, with its perfect depiction of a classic, pre-global warming New England winter?) to talk briefly about an…
  • Jan 6

    What Does Spano v. Boeing Foretell About the Future of Excessive Fee Litigation (and about the Future Ruling in Tibble As Well)?

    What Does Spano v. Boeing Foretell About the Future of Excessive Fee Litigation (and about the Future Ruling in Tibble As Well)?
    Tom Clark, who writes the excellent Fiduciary Matters Blog, gave me either a late Christmas or an early New Year's present when he forwarded me, last week, the district court's December 30th decision in Spano v. Boeing, which addressed…
Rank this Week: 887

Boston Accident Lawyer Blog

Boston Accident Lawyer Blog

Covers Massachusetts motor vehicle accident law. By William D. Kickham, Esq.

http://www.bostonaccidentlawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 19

    Massachusetts Texting & Driving Accidents: How To Stop Them? Part Two of Two

    Massachusetts Texting & Driving Accidents: How To Stop Them? Part Two of Two
    In my previous post on this subject, I discussed how Scott Tibbitts, a chemical and space engineer who previously designed motors and technology for NASA, formed a company named Katasi to find a way to tackle the problem of preventing people…
  • Jan 11

    Massachusetts Texting & Driving Accidents: An Electronic Solution May Be On The Way – Part One of Two

    Massachusetts Texting & Driving Accidents: An Electronic Solution May Be On The Way – Part One of Two
    Readers of this blog know that I’ve posted many times on the subject of Massachusetts texting and driving accidents – pleading with drivers to put down that smart phone when behind the wheel. Despite the numerous deaths and…
  • Dec 28

    AVOID MASSACHUSETTS SOCIAL HOST LIABILITY BY HAVING GUESTS SIGN WAIVERS?

    AVOID MASSACHUSETTS SOCIAL HOST LIABILITY BY HAVING GUESTS SIGN WAIVERS?
    It’s the Holiday Season, and that means house parties, correct? My parents, neighbors and relatives had them each year, and they were always fun, lighthearted events. The only thing most people needed to be really concerned about was…
Rank this Week: 4320

Cape Cod Injury Lawyer Blog

Cape Cod Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Massachusetts injury law. By The Law Offices of John C. Manoog III.

http://www.capecodinjurylawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2074

Boston Workers Compensation…

Boston Workers Compensation Attorney Blog

Covers workers' compensation, injury and insurance law. By Michael O. Smith.

http://www.bostonworkerscompensationattorney-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 2250

Fair Competition Law Blog

Fair Competition Law Blog

Covers trade secrets, noncompetes, privacy and security, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, trademarks, copyrights, and business torts. By Russell Beck.

http://faircompetitionlaw.com
  • Jan 19

    2014 Trade Secrets and Noncompetes Year in Review

    2014 Trade Secrets and Noncompetes Year in Review
    In anticpation of speaking at the Boston Bar Association’s 15th Annual Intellectual Property Year in Review earlier this month, I prepared a paper discussing a number of the developments in trade secrets law and…
  • Jan 18

    Massachusetts Bills to Ban Noncompetes and Adopt UTSA in the New Legislative Session (2015-2016)

    Massachusetts Bills to Ban Noncompetes and Adopt UTSA in the New Legislative Session (2015-2016)
    Several bills concerning trade secrets and noncompetes were filed this week in the Massachusetts legislature. On trade secrets side, the following bills were filed: H.2569 by Representatives Bradley Jones and Elizabeth Poirier; H.2157 by…
  • Jan 17

    Trade Secret and Noncompete Survey – National Case Graph 2015

    Trade Secret and Noncompete Survey – National Case Graph 2015
    As regular readers of this blog know, several years ago, I became curious to see how many reported trade secret / noncompete decisions were issued each year in all federal and state courts around the country. So, I did a “back of the…
Rank this Week: 4704

Boston, MA Divorce and Law Blog

Boston, MA Divorce and Law Blog

Covers Massachusetts law in the areas of family law, real estate, litigation, and other legal issues. By Alan Pransky.

http://massfamilylawblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 17

    What can a parent do when they are the victim of parental alienation?

    What can a parent do when they are the victim of parental alienation?
    There is no perfect answer to this question. As long as one parent keeps fueling the alienation flames, the alienation will continue. Every case of parental alienation is different but the cause is the same. One parent uses the children…
  • Jan 10

    Cyberharassment is still harassment

    Cyberharassment is still harassment
    The internet provides new opportunities to commit criminal acts. However, in many instances, laws that were not designed for the internet provide remedies. A recent case illustrating use of a traditional law to punish internet conduct is…
  • Dec 26

    Health Insurance, Emancipation, and Separation Agreement

    Health Insurance, Emancipation, and Separation Agreement
    In Massachusetts divorces health insurance is a priority concern for judges. It is standard practice to provide health insurance for children until they are emancipated. In addition, unless there is a remarriage, health insurance is usually…
Rank this Week: 3969

Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverage…

Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverage Licensing Blog

Published By Fogelman and Fogelman LLC

http://www.massachusetts-alcoholic-beverage-licensing.com/
  • Jan 17

    Northampton Seeks Additional License

    Northampton Seeks Additional License
    The Northampton City Council agreed to adopt a resolution to create 5 new liquor licenses for 5 existing businesses. Mayor David Narkewicz hopes this is the first step in getting rid of the quota system, and giving local city and towns (like…
  • Jan 13

    Newton Police Arrest Minor

    Newton Police Arrest Minor
    Newton police made multiple arrests on Jan. 10 at Tedeschi's Food Shop on Winchester Street. Assigned to liquor enforcement, police spotted a young man head into the store around 8:40 p.m. He left carrying two 30-packs of beer, and loaded it…
  • Jan 11

    King Arthur's Building in Chelsea is Sold

    King Arthur's Building in Chelsea is Sold
    The old King Arthur's Strip Club building in Chelsea was sold to a former produce wholesaler from Quincy, according to the Boston Herald, beating out Revere businessman Charlie Lightbody - who is currently under indictment for wire fraud…
Rank this Week: 366

Working the Law: News and Views on…

Working the Law: News and Views on Employment Issues

Covers Massachusetts employment law issues such as employment discrimination, sexual harasment and wrongful discharge. By Jack Merrill.

http://www.framinghamlegal.com/
  • Jan 16

    New Domestic Violence Law Provides 15 Days of Leave to Covered Employee

    New Domestic Violence Law Provides 15 Days of Leave to Covered Employee
    Employees of large companies who experience domestic violence, either directly or through family members, now enjoy greater legal protection as the recently enacted domestic violence protection law enters its first full year. The new law,…
  • Jan 7

    Searches for Reasonable Accommodations Require Good Faith from Employer and Employee Alike

    Searches for Reasonable Accommodations Require Good Faith from Employer and Employee Alike
    When it comes to reasonably accommodating employees with disabilities, the process of determining what can be done is a two-way street, at least at the federal level. So says a recent decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals that determined…
  • Jan 2

    New Minimum Wage Takes Effect

    New Minimum Wage Takes Effect
    The first phase of Massachusetts’ new state minimum wage law is now in effect. As of January 1, all employees in the Commonwealth must be paid at least $9 per hour. The minimum wage rate was previously set at $8/hour. The law also…
Rank this Week: 4288

Massachusetts Injury Lawyer Blog

Massachusetts Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers injury and accident law. By Wacks & McHale PC.

http://www.massachusetts-injurylawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 16

    Who You Gonna’ Call After A Car Accident

    Who You Gonna’ Call After A Car Accident
    Heading north on 93 or Route 1 to or from work, pulling into the North Shore Mall or heading to the North End after a Celtics game, a car accident is an unexpected jolt. Your first reaction might be to call your significant other, or the…
  • Jan 9

    Ski And Boarding Accident

    Ski And Boarding Accident
    The deep of winter has arrived – another polar vortex is aiming for Massachusetts, snow covers the ground, and some days the temperature is off the charts cold. Despite the winter chill and winter weather, many of us on the North Shore…
  • Dec 24

    Alcohol And Driving – Not A Good Holiday Mix

    Alcohol And Driving – Not A Good Holiday Mix
    “You can’t go on Thinking nothing’s wrong But now Who’s gonna drive you home tonight” (“Drive” by the Cars) ‘Tis the season for holiday parties, family get-togethers, and work gatherings.…
Rank this Week: 2604